Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former head coach Jimmy Johnson haven’t exactly had the best of relationships over the past 25 years. Since their parting in 1994, the two have rarely had a nice thing to say about one another.
But with Jimmy Johnson slated to join Jerry Jones in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, one would think that the two might bury the hatchet at some point, right?
Not exactly. Johnson demonstrated as much in a recent Twitter thread. On Sunday, he was asked how he’d feel if Jones were to finally let him into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.
Johnson’s response? “Troy Aikman will present me and Terry Bradshaw will put the jacket on me.”
That says a lot.
— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) March 29, 2020
Johnson and Jones were teammates at the University of Arkansas in the 1960s and remained friends for decades. But over the course of Johnson’s tenure in Dallas, their relationship soured in spite of their tremendous success.
After Johnson won his second Super Bowl for the Cowboys in January 1994, the two parted ways with Jones buying out Johnson’s contract. Over the 25 years since that split, Johnson has publicly stated that he was upset by various actions Jones took during his tenure.
By the same token, Jones has refused to recognize Johnson in the Ring of Honor.
Sadly, it looks like 2020 won’t be the year that Jones and Johnson put aside their differences.